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Heywood, Thomas

Born: 1574? AD
Died: 1641 AD.

Nationality: English
Categories: Dramatist

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1570 - Thomas Heywood was born.

         - Thomas Heywood is said to have been educated at the University of Cambridge, eventually becoming a fellow of Peterhouse.

1596 - He moved to London, where the first mention of his dramatic career is a note in the diary of theatre entrepreneur Philip Henslowe recording that he wrote a play for the Admiral's Men, an acting company, in October.

1598 - He was regularly engaged as a player in the company; since no wages are mentioned, he was presumably a sharer in the company, as was normal for important company members.

1600 - Heywood's two-part history plays King Edward the Fourth.

1605-1606 - The Troubles of Queene Elizabeth concern, respectively.

1607 - A Woman Killed with Kindness.

1615 - Heywood's first play may have been The Four Prentises of London.

1619-1624 - Heywood seems to have inexplicably ceased all activity as an actor or playwright.

1627 - The English Traveller.

1641 - Died onthe 16th of August.

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